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Business Development Manager

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About me

A passionate and professional Event Organiser with over 10 years experience working agency and in house delivering a wide variety of events (in house corporate, large corporate, conferences, award ceremonies, experiential, product launches, client entertaining, private client celebrations) in the UK, Europe and overseas for numbers ranging from 10 – 2000 pax and budgets of up to £400k. Sectors and clients include Automotive, Pharma, Financial, Energy, Retail, Luxury, IT, Telecommunications, Education, Media and Entertainment. A pro-active all-rounder with excellent experience in project management, logistics, production, ops, sales and negotiation. IT savvy, up-to-speed with digital & social media, commercially focused and customer/client focused.

Skills

  • Events
  • Corporate
  • Creative Event
  • Exhibition
  • Live Event
  • Party Planning
  • Promotional Event
  • Social Event
  • Coordination
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning

Work history

Currently

Business Development and Event Manager

G&D Events

Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • G & D Events is an event management agency which specialise in planning and delivering high end events. Clients consist of Media, Finance, Retail, Telecommunications and Legal Sector. In addition to the corporate clients. A large percentage of G&D's clients are also private, whether it's a wedding or a celebration of a mile stone. Business Development Manager – Senior Event Planner • Leading and overseeing all Business Development with G&D Events and G&D Weddings • Venue finding process, including writing venue proposals and carrying out site visits • Responsible for creating proposal and pitch documents by using tools such as; In Design, Sketch-Up • Creating budgets and negotiating with suppliers • Onsite event management of logistics, people and production for events • Liaising with clients and designers to create a brand design/look & feel for the event • Managing all suppliers, including venue, caterers, contractors, entertainment, designers etc • Responsible for building relationships with external business partners to provide new and innovative resourcing models • Client liaison to ascertain and manage precise event requirements • Managing all recruitment, from writing job specs to interviewing, hiring and training • Full event ownership, from sales call through to post event reconciliation - end to end

2016

Events Manager

Match.com

Jul 2014 - Jul 2016
  • Full Time
  • UK Events Manager, match.com, London, UK • Strategic planning, overall responsibility for the schedule of up to 50 events across the UK per month • Creative conception of events • Deliver events from conception to completion • Deliver events from 20 to 400 people in attendance • Manage teams of staff • Identify and secure partnerships to deliver a great customer experience • Secure and maintain relationships with London and UK venues • Create alternative events plan to increase revenue by over • Revenue reconciliation • Forecasting for future events • Coordinate staff throughout events • Post events analysis and admin • Stay aligned with customer care and legal team on all events

2014

Marketing & Events Manager

DesignMyNight

Oct 2013 - Jul 2014
  • Full Time
  • Marketing and Events Manager, DesignMyNight, London, UK • Working alongside founders to devise and implement marketing activities • Idea generation and strategic planning • Managing client relationships • Social media management • Online marketing campaigns • Sourced and generated inbound links and guest articles

2013

Events Manager

Qubit

Feb 2013 - Sep 2013
  • Full Time
  • Events Manager, Qubit, London, UK – Contract • Managed all third party and in house events across UK, Europe and US • Budgeting and financial management • Exhibition stand design, collateral design and printing, brand presence on the day • Researched new and upcoming events • Liaised with CFO, CMO and CEO to achieve marketing goals • Managed line marketing campaigns and copy incl. newsletters, social media, invite and collateral copy • Worked with our business development and sales team in order to increase ROI on every event • Implemented a new pre and post event plan to report on ROI and general feedback • Supplier sourcing and negotiation

2013

Account Executive

Imagine Marketing

Apr 2012 - Feb 2013
  • Full Time
  • Account Executive, Imagine Marketing Promotions- Dublin, Ireland • Worked closely with key clients eg. Centra, Kopparberg • Client relationship management • Created and activated marketing campaigns through events and promotions • Worked closely with Account Management team to achieve overall goals • Managed budgets • Pitched to prospective clients • Managed events • Supplier sourcing and negotiation • Managed staff

2012

Owner

Rebeccadavis.com

Sep 2008 - Apr 2012
  • Full Time
  • Owner, Rebeccadavis.com- Dublin, Ireland Rebeccadavis.com won best Irish online boutique in 2009 in one of Ireland’s leading fashion magazines and was placed in the top ten best Irish boutiques in Ireland in Dubliner magazine in 2010 and 2011. In October 2010 I was asked by Action Breast Cancer to design and promote a customized mitten in order to raise awareness for their current nationwide campaign which was promotes through National press. I then went on to sell the business in 2012. • Business development • Developed and created both offline and digital marketing campaigns • Developed and implemented PR plan • Managed in house launches along with promotional events • Managed all marketing and promotional activities • Secured national television and press interviews • Secured national celebrities for events • Budget and financial management • Sourced and negotiated with suppliers and distributors • Management and staff training

Education

2015

Event Management

Fitzwilliam Institute Group

Jul 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Received a Distinction. Diploma in Event Management Course London (Dip. Event Man.) with PR, Online PR & Social Media modules.

2006

Economics and Information Studies

University College Dublin

Sep 2003 - May 2006
  • Economics and Information Studies